Torleva 500 Tablet


Torleva 500 Tablet




Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd


Levetiracetam (500mg)


Torleva 500 Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat and prevent epilepsy (seizures). However, it cannot cure epilepsy and will only work to prevent seizures for as long as you continue to take the medicine.

Torleva 500 Tablet suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain and prevents the spread of electrical signals that cause seizures. It is taken by mouth and may be used empty stomach or along with food. Take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. You should continue to take this medicine for as long as the doctor advises and do not stop taking it suddenly because this may increase the risk of seizures which may be difficult to control. Some common side effects associated with the use of this medicine includes headache and dizziness. It causes sleepiness in the beginning of your treatment, do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities until you know how this medicine affects you. It may cause weight gain or weight loss as it vary from person to person. To prevent weight gain you can eat a healthy balanced diet and should exercise regularly whereas weight loss can be prevented by increasing food portions. It should be noted that this medicine does not affect fertility in males or females. Remember to consult doctor if you notice any rashes, especially accompanied by fever after taking this medicine. It is important to inform doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.


  • Epilepsy/Seizures


  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Infection
  • Behavioural changes
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Vertigo
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
  • Cough
  • Loss of appetite
  • Aggression
  • Balance disorder (loss of balance)
  • Tremor
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Rash
  • Nervousness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Convulsion
  • Vomiting


Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Torleva 500 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.


Torleva 500 Tablet is an antiepileptic medication. It works by attaching to specific sites (SV2A) on the surfaces of nerve cells. This suppresses the abnormal activity of the nerve cells in the brain and prevents the spread of electrical signals that cause seizures.


warnings Alcohol
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Torleva 500 Tablet
warnings Pregnancy
Torleva 500 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings Lactation
Torleva 500 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Monitor the baby for sleepiness and adequate weight gain.
warnings Driving
Torleva 500 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
warnings Kidney
Torleva 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Torleva 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
warnings Liver
Torleva 500 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Torleva 500 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
However, a lower dose may be advised in patients with severe liver disease.


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